söndag 12 maj 2013
Honey bees, domestication and slavery
Domestication is wrong. Animal slavery is morally wrong. Stealing from animals is morally wrong. The honey industry includes both animal slavery and stealing from animals. We are certainly hurting them by taking of what they work so much with to produce.
Some quotes I agree with:
“Speciesism and human slavery are similar in that in all cases animals and enslaved humans have a basic interest in not being treated as things and yet are treated as things on the basis of morally irrelevant criteria. To deny animals this basic right simply because they are animals is like saying that we should not abolish race-based slavery because of the perceived inferiority of the slaves’ race. The argument used to support slavery and the argument used to support animal exploitation are structurally similar: we exclude beings with interests from the moral community because there is some supposed difference between ‘them’ and ‘us’ that has nothing to do with the inclusion of these beings in the moral community. The animals rights position maintains that if we believe that animals have moral significance, the principle of equal consideration requires that we stop treating them as things.” – Gary Francione
"The central position of my rights theory is that we have no justification for treating animals as our property just as we had no justification for treating other humans as slaves. We have abolished human chattel slavery in most parts of the world; similarly, we should abolish animal slavery."
More information here: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/animal-rights-and-domesticated-nonhumans/#.UY90ispafh4